Relationships between Ramp Metering and Sprawl

30 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011 Last revised: 20 Jan 2011

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Lei Zhang

Oregon State University

David Matthew Levinson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 14, 2003

Abstract

This paper explores impacts of ramp metering on urban land use. A regression-based transportation model is developed to capture changes in accessibility caused by ramp metering on a highway network. A Land Use Change Indicator (LUCI) model is modified to estimate how the spatial distribution of employment and housing would change in response to the redistributed accessibility in five hypothetical urban areas with various initial land use patterns. Accessibility will be improved in almost all areas in a city with ramp metering, but meters affect land use patterns in various ways depending on initial land use conditions. Ramp metering can exacerbate decentralization, but not necessarily sprawl.

Keywords: Ramp metering, Land use, Urban sprawl, Decentralization

JEL Classification: R40, R41

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Lei and Levinson, David Matthew, Relationships between Ramp Metering and Sprawl (November 14, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736186 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1736186

Lei Zhang

Oregon State University ( email )

Bexell Hall 200
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

David Matthew Levinson (Contact Author)

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